La Crosse Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in La Crosse, WI

A covenant not to compete usually implies that a Wisconsin employee makes an agreement not to work for any of their employer's competitors should they leave the company for any reason. These covenants are typically called "non-compete clauses". Employees who sign them may either receive compensation or simply be required to agree as a condition for their employment.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be challenging. Although the interests of employers are important, courts in Wisconsin also give priority to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. Those provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around La Crosse that are unreasonably large.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is rationally related to the previous employer's. Lastly, there must be a legitimate business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

A La Crosse, Wisconsin lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can give valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in La Crosse

La Crosse is located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. The city is home to around 52,500 people and lies alongside the beautiful Mississippi River! It is known as a college town because it is home to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College.

Top employers include the university system, Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, Trane Corporation, Kwik Trip, CenturyLink, and Wal-Mart. There are also small law offices with excellent, actively-practicing attorneys to support the legal needs of local businesses and residents.

Famous residents include David Ackert, John Ake, George Dahlgren, Alexa Demara, Charles Dierkop, Minnie Dupree, Paul Fitzke, Don Iverson, Scott Servais, Jarrod Washburn, and George Williams.

Overall, La Cross is a gorgeous city with a wonderful quality of life. Visitors leave with a smile and residents are proud to call it home.

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